10 November 2016
The government will sell the entire Sydney Fish Market site at Pyrmont for residential and commercial development and relocate the market on the harbour foreshore on Bridge Road adjacent to Wentworth Park. I am appalled at this deal to privatise and commercialise public waterfront land, which was made without community input and ignores the key agreed Bays Precinct principles of the Bays Precinct Taskforce and the Bays Precinct Implementation Committee requiring public access and public ownership of land. The harbour is for everyone and should not be blocked by privately owned towers.
No information has been given about the scale of the development on the current site. This very densely populated precinct faces ever more development without needed education, transport and recreation infrastructure. I will continue to push for community and council input into the size of the redevelopment.